Start Sailing – Dinghy 1 & 2
Please note; Registrations for the course commencing October 12th 2013 are now closed
Start Sailing – Dinghy 1 & 2 are intended to provide an introduction to sailing for people who have not previously sailed or need a refresher course. It is open to teenagers and adults providing the training they need to become competent sailors with the aim of progressing to competitive club sailing.
For further information read on or print off our Training Brochure and Training Calendar.
To enrol in first semester click here and in second semester click here. Or you can print off an Enrolment Form here.
For the 2013-2014 season, two training semester of 8 lessons each will be held on Saturday mornings in October – December 2013 and February – April 2014 as follows :
Oct – December 2013
Feb – April 2014
|1 (including Introduction)||12th October 2013||8th February 2014|
|2||19th October 2013||15th February 2014|
|3||26th October 2013||22nd February 2014|
|4||9th November 2013||1st March 2014|
|5||16th November 2013||15th March 2014|
|6||23rd November 2013||22nd March 2014|
|7||30th November 2013||29th March 2014|
|8||7th December 2013||5th April 2014|
|New Member /
Sail Training BBQ
|7th December 2013||5th April 2014|
|Fun Day Sailing||21st December 2013||8th March 2014|
Each lesson will run from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon). Please note that 9:00am is the actual commencement time for training and students are expected prepared, changed and ready to go by that time.
Instruction is by qualified Instructors with many years of dinghy sailing and teaching experience. Instruction will be given both on-land and on-the-water in club-supplied boats.
Course Syllabus: Start Sailing – Dinghy 1 & 2
Environment and Safety
Parts of a boat
Capsize and recovery
Sail trim Sailing techniques
Rules of the road
Yachting Australia Sailing Pathways
At the end of each semester all students will be assessed on number of lessons attended and standard of sailing achieved and those who have reached a satisfactory level of sailing ability and attendance will be granted a Yachting Australia Certificate of Completion for either Start Sailing Dinghy 1, or Start Sailing Dinghy 1 & 2. Trainees are welcome to re-enroll for another Start Sailing Dinghy course if they wish to achieve a higher level certificate, and once the trainee has attained the Start Sailing Dinghy 2 certificate they are ready to progress further along the Yachting Australia Sailing Pathways.
The courses will be held at Elwood Sailing Club, Foreshore, Elwood, off Ormond Esplanade. (Melways ref 67B4). A Council-controlled car park is adjacent and meter fees are payable.
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What to Wear
Weather conditions may vary from cold to hot, so students should therefore bring:
Bathers & TowelWetsuit (if available) or Thermal underclothes
Shorts (also good over wetsuit for protection)
Polyester or lycra shirts and tops recommended (not cotton)
PFD/ Buoyancy Vests are available on loan from the club, or bring your own PFD (subject to inspection).
Woollen jumpers or thermal jumpers / jackets Windproof / waterproof jacket
Old sneakers / wetsuit boots
Sun hat / sunglasses / sunscreen (hats and sunglasses must be fitted with sports straps)
Sailing gloves if available (golf, weight lifting, bike gloves etc. all good)
Fees Payable per Session
|ESC Club Member||
|Personal Accident insurance (optional extra for non members - same coverage for members provided by Y.A. Silver Card)||
Boats used by ESC Training Centre
Senior training uses the Laser class of boat with the smallest of its three rig options – the Laser 4.7. The Laser is also a single person boat, and is an Olympic class, but by using the smallest sail plan the boat is most suitable for novice sailors.
Bookings and inquiries may be made to the ESC Training co-ordinator on 03 95314743 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org